Aishah Saleh, Professor of Humanities
Visual anthropology is an area of the Humanities that can document, archive, and share the stories of individuals and communities. The works of Leonard Nadel, Jacob Riis, and the video archives of CSU Stanislaus’ Keck Visual Anthropology Lab solidify the power that visual modes of expression have as transmitters of identity. Introduce students to historical and recent examples of expression in visual anthropology. Immerse them in the process of identity making and help them understand the significance of the silent, and sometimes not so silent, witness that is left for posterity through expression in the Humanities.